One in seven LGBT people (14 per cent) have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBT.
This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from Stonewall on mental health and well-being of LGBT people.
The report investigates the specific experiences of LGBT people when accessing healthcare services.
The study finds:
- One in eight LGBT people aged 18-24 (13 per cent) said they’ve attempted to take their own life in the last year
- Almost half of trans people (46 per cent) have thought about taking their own life in the last year, 31 per cent of LGB people who aren’t trans said the same
- Forty-one per cent of non-binary people said they harmed themselves in the last year compared to 20 per cent of LGBT women and 12 per cent of GBT men
- One in six LGBT people (16 per cent) said they drank alcohol almost every day over the last year
- One in eight LGBT people aged 18-24 (13 per cent) took drugs at least once a month.